Montarias Shelter by Carvalho Arajo

Montarias Shelter is a minimalist space located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal, designed by Carvalho Arajo. The shelter is located on a steep terrain on the edge of the village, with a privileged view over the Serra dArga mountains. The building should occupy the space of the existing ruin, be small, compact and have a pool. There are images of villages and farms that we retain since ever. The first image that we associate to the terrain and the place is the water tank: public or private, they served to wash, water supply or even to the more or less illegal childs adventures. Above all they were an important meeting point, a workplace and an important symbol of community life.


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